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Cover Letter Example - Communications


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Here's an example of a cover letter for a communications position.

Cover Letter Example - Communications

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Contact Name
Company Name
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Contact Person:

As an experienced communications professional, I'm very interested in the American Organization's Director of Communications position.

I have a proven track record in almost all of the competencies you're seeking. Here are a few highlights:

  • Handled a wide range of creative services, collaborating with creative services peers, subordinates and vendors to produce marketing and other print communications, as well online communications and video projects.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills honed over the past 13 years in public relations and corporate communications; from press releases to newsletters to video scripts to web sites and yes, guest columns.
  • Developing and implementing communications strategies for reaching employees and other stakeholders.
  • Providing communications counsel and expertise to executives and managers for issues management, benefits communications and employee relations.

In my current role at Company A, I've worked closely with nonprofits while administering our corporate marine conservation donation program. This is the most rewarding part of my job, helping connect worthy organizations with funding.

As a recent transplant to Miami, I still own a home in Tampa and would love to put my skills to work back in Tampa. While I really appreciate my current company, colleagues and boss - I've discovered that living and working in Tampa is where I would rather be.

I will call in one week to follow up and find out if I can answer any questions or provide any work samples.


Signature (hard copy letter)

FirstName LastName

Sending an Email Cover Letter
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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